Rise to the Challenge with Ascend

Ascend Events is a small, family run, grass roots race organiser. We're delighted that we've achieved our aim of sharing our passion for endurance events, the great outdoors and the Lake District with others and take pride in enabling participants to do more than they had before.


We've been organising our great value, fun and friendly events for a few years now... and it's gone far faster than we can run! Our original events now sell out so we are making plans to extend our calendar by adding more events, and maybe even adding more locations...

Our Events

Silverdale Circuit

The flattest & fastest event on our calendar but there are still plenty of undulations included in it's 21 miles and it's packed full of stunning views and interesting features.

Derwentwater Dawdle

A 22+ mile circumnavigation of Derwentwater with 3 tough climbs, including CatBells and Walla Crag which provide sweeping vistas and exhilarating descents.

Lakeland Five Passes Ultra

Packing a whopping 10,000ft of ascent into it's 32 miles, this circular route provides a little of everything the Lakes has to offer, and none of it easy!

Lakeland Four Passes

A challenging 19(ish) miles route that takes in 4 of the Lake District's most scenic valleys and adjoining passes. An absolute classic, that sells out for good reason! 

We took some popular long distance walking routes that had fallen in to disuse and relaunched them. They're tough. They're challenging. They're technical. We don't mark the routes (much) so require map reading and navigational skills. But this just adds to the sense of achievement when you finish.


We do provide timing, comprehensive route description and a huge selection of food. We give all the support needed to surpass your own expectations and complete our events and have the best time doing it. Then at the end we provide a proper hot meal, dessert and a bespoke medal for all finishers. 


We want our events to be accessible to participants of all levels. Walkers and runners are both not only accepted but very welcome at all our events. If you have any concerns about your abilities send us an email on info@ascendevents.co.uk and we try to alleviate any doubts.

Contact us

For more information regarding any of our events email us on: info@ascendevents.co.uk Or use our contact form.

To volunteer as a marshal on any of our events email us on:




February 15th 2020

Silverdale Circuit

April 29th 2019

Derwentwater Dawdle

June 15th 2019

Lakeland Five Passes

September 28th 2019

Lakeland Four Passes

Due to our partnership with RunFurther this year Mountain Fuel are offering a 15% discount on their products using Runfurther15

We’ve arranged a 15% discount* with our friends at Cotswold Outdoor in store and online for all participants in our races.

Use code UKRUNCAT10 to get a 10% discount on all purchases 

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